Kathy Maag Bentaieb
2020 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch®
Hosts Special Online Sale Sept. 24-Oct. 4
California’s Largest Pumpkin Patch Goes Online in the Time of COVID-19
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020 – California’s largest Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, but in a different way than any other year. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Goes Online will feature not a physical event, but an online sale Sept. 24-Oct. 4, to benefit the artists, as well as event sponsors the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is usually held on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center, drawing thousands of visitors from around the country every year. More than 25 artists take months to hand-blow and hand-craft the more than 10,000 beautiful glass pumpkins, which range from teeny-tiny to gargantuan. The pumpkins come in all colors and various shapes.
During the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Goes Online, from Sept. 24-Oct. 4, buyers can shop at the special website 24/7 at www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com and search among the hundreds of choices to find the best pumpkins to be shipped directly to them.
“The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch artists, whose sales have been affected by COVID-19 this year, will greatly appreciate your patronage and generosity,” said Sarah Corneille, operations manager at BAGI. “The selection of hundreds of pumpkins will be amazing.”
“The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is also an important fund-raiser for two vital community organizations — the Bay Area Glass Institute and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation — working to provide vital arts programs to the community during this challenging time,” said Karen Kienzle, director of the Palo Alto Art Center.
For those patrons who are collectors of the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch pumpkins, event organizers are hosting a special, fun Zoom call from 3-4 p.m. PT Thursday, Sept. 24, for people to share their favorite pumpkins and their pumpkin collections. Please register at https://go.paacf.org/pumpkincollection.
Pass the word – the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is on! Visit www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com starting Sept. 24.
WHEN: 24/7 (online) Thursday, Sept. 24, to Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020
INFO LINE: 650.329.2366
ABOUT THE PALO ALTO ART CENTER: Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 150,000 every year through a diverse range of programs. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community.
ABOUT THE PALO ALTO ART CENTER FOUNDATION: The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (PAACF), a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973, expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation and the Palo Alto Art Center function through a council-recognized public/private partnership. The Foundation supports all of the Art Center's major program areas, including: free-admission exhibitions; school tour program Project LOOK!; art classes for adults and children; and volunteer programs. The Foundation is supported by membership and individual contributions, corporate and foundation grants, and special events.
ABOUT THE BAY AREA GLASS INSTITUTE: The Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) is the only public-access, fully functional glass studio in Santa Clara County. BAGI is an educational resource: We offer affordable glassblowing, fusing and flameworking classes; rent studio time to students, hobbyists and artists; and bring glass art to the community through events in the facility and throughout the Bay Area. BAGI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
2020 The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Goes Online. Virtual sale 24/7 at www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com Sept. 24 – Oct. 4. Hundreds of unique glass pumpkins for purchase. All sizes, colors and shapes. Proceeds to benefit the artists, the Bay Area Glass Institute and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com
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